Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
energy system. by the way, we can create jobs doing that. right now our republican friends, when you talk about want to do entilement reform, it's not entitlement reform. let's be clear. it's massive cuts in social security, medicare, veterans programs, medicaid. >> you know their argument is that you can't just raise taxes. you have to, at some point, you have to get your fiscal house in order and that means cuts to some of these entitlement programs. >> no it does not. when you talk about getting your fiscal house in order, that's correct, but our republican friends forget to mention that at 15.8%, revenue compared to gdp, that is the lowest percentage in 60 years. when clinton gave us a balanced budget, revenue was about 20%. we have one out of four corporations, profitable corporations not paying a nickel in taxes in america. the effective corporate tax rate today is the lowest it's been since 1972. of course republicans want to cut social security, medicare, medicaid. but i think it is time for large corporations who are not paying a nickel in taxes to start paying their fair share.
Jan 22, 2013 7:00am PST
environment. by about a two to one margin, people view the issue of energy as an economic issue rather than an environmental issue. so it isn't a matter of arguing whether climate change, if you believe it or not, is about in this economy can he sell that. given the state of the economy, given that families are struggling with cost of living, with energy and utility costs being a key driver of that, i think that will be a tough sell for him beyond his base. >> ladies, more to come on this. thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> also making news this morning, record-breaking snow and freezing temperatures. lake-effect snow is slamming the great lakes. some in the snow belt could have up to three feet of snow by tomorrow. these pictures are from cleveland where temperatures will feel like minus 14 today. >>> an arctic blast is sweeping through the midwest and northeast. in chicago this morning, people were bundled up in ten degree temperatures. meteorologists say cities as far south as nashville might not get above freezing today. >>> the president's time in office sure can take a toll. take a
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am PST
in my power, soummon every energy and all of my focus to build on her record and on the president's vision. senator mccain, as he mentioned, is a longtime friend. we met here in the senate coming from very different political positions and perspectives, but you know, we found common ground. i will never forget standing with him in hanoi, in the cell, in the hanoi hilton in which he spent a number of years of his life, just the two of us, listening to him talk about that experience. i will always be grateful for his partnership and helping to make real peace with vietnam. by establishing the most significant process in the history of our country, or of any country, for the accounting of missing and dead in any war. and then for working to lift the embargo and ultimately normalize relations with an old enemy. john had every reason to hate, but he didn't. and instead, we were able to help heal deep wounds and end a war that had divided too many people for much too long. and as we talk about war and peace and foreign policy, i want all of us to keep in our minds as i think we do, the